RECOVERING 700+ HOURS OF SAVES lost during transfer :(

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  1. Guido Savio
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    Hello everyone! I just registered looking for help.... ;) I'm a Nintendo fan from Italy.

    I never been interested in programming or hacking, so consider me a total illiterate about this.

    After a system transfer between my old 3ds xl and my new 3ds xl (which worked fine) I lost the data on my sd moving its content to the pc (I did "cut - paste" and then an error occoured). The sd stopped working and the pc can no more read it. Part of the content was however moved correctly to the pc, including digital games and saves.

    It was a tragedy for me when I tried this content on the new console and it was unable to read it. I lost saves for more than 700 hours of playtime (about 80 games)....... :(
    The transfer of my NNID was correct, so I can redownload games, but it was too much for me to lost so much saves... Then, after many tries and help requests, I found that I could restore my saves doing this:

    - new micro sd on the new 3ds
    - redownload of one of my games (ex: Gunman Clive)
    - take the micro sd to the pc
    - go to the proper folder (I worked out with many tries... folder 0040000, then 000c6300, then "data")
    - erase the new file and write the old one on it

    A big HURRA!!!!!!!!!! when it WORKED!!!

    I found this: http://3ds.essh.co/
    It helped a lot to recognize the right folders:
    Also this helped: http://www.3dbrew.org/wiki/Title_list/eShop_Titles

    Now I'm looking to redownload every game I own and restore old files... but... I have problems with some games. I' can't find the names of the right folders... can you help me? I'll post my list down here.

    Moreover, is there a simpler way to do what I'm trying to do?

    thank you all very much!!!!!
     
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  2. Guido Savio
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    NOME CODICE RIFERIMENTO
    AR CARD
    MII
    MII PLAZA
    CACCIA ALLA FACCIA
    DONKEY KONG GB
    POKEDEX 3D
    GAME &WATCH GALLERY
    SHANTAE RISKY REVENGE
    SUPER MARIO BROS 0006E600
    CERTIFICATO FEDELTA' 00072400
    MARIO & YOSHI 00071300 (verificare)
    ADVENTURE OF LINK 00070A00
    ICE CLIMBERS 00070700
    BALLOON FIGHT 00070400
    DONKEY KONG JR 00070100
    THE LEGEND OF ZELDA 000400000006F200
    METROID 0006EF00
    MARIO VS DONKEY KONG - MINI MARCH AGAIN!
    THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - FOUR SWORDS
    PULLBLOX 0004000000068F00
    F-ZERO MAXIMUM VELOCITY 00074A00
    SUPER MARIO ADVANCE 3 00075400
    WARIO WARE INC. 00075A00
    POSTBOX 00051800
    MIGHTY SWITCH FORCE! 0004000000072700
    MARIO KART SUPER CIRCUIT 00074D00
    KID ICARUS 3D CLASSICS 0004000000055200
    METROID FUSION 00075700
    DILLON'S ROLLING WESTERN
    ART OF BALANCE - TOUCH 000400000008F000
    TOKI TORI GBC
    WARIO LAND 4 00075000
    LIBERATION MAIDEN 00040000000BC100
    MOLE MANIA
    HANA SAMURAI - ART OF THE SWORD 00040000000BC600
    FALLBLOX
    FREAKY FORMS DELUXE 0004000000093300
    GUNMAN CLIVE 00040000000C6300
    MARIO VS DONKEY KONG - MINIS ON THE MOVE 00040000000D2F00
    THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - ORACLE OF AGES
    BUGS VS TANKS 00040000000DA200
    MIGHTY SWITCH FORCE! 2 00040000000C6B00
    ATTACK OF THE FRIDAY MONSTERS 00040000000E7500
    NANO ASSAULT EX
    FUN! FUN! MINIGOLF TOUCH! 0004000000052100
    SHANTAE GBC
    RISING BOARD 3DS 00040000000B0D00
    STEAMWORLD DIG 00040000000ED400
    KIRBY'S DREAM LAND 2
    SUPER HANG ON 3D CLASSICS
    GALAXY FORCE 2 3D CLASSICS
    THE STARSHIP DARMEY 00040000000D9600
    STREETS OF RAGE 3D CLASSICS
    SHINOBI 3D CLASSICS 00040000000DE200
    RAGE OF THE GLADIATOR 00040000000B7400
    BOULDER DASH XL 3D 0004000000090A00
    URBAN TRIAL FEESTYLE 000400000007F500
    ZERO ESCAPE - VIRTUE'S LAST REWARD 00040000000AEB00
    SUPER MARIO BROS DELUXE 00040000000FFB00
    AERO PORTER 00040000000BC200
    STEEL DIVER SUB WARS 0004000E000D7E00 o versione 00040000000D7E00
    RETRO CITY RAMPAGE DX 0004000000108D00
    MONSTER SHOOTER 00040000000B7500
    JETT ROCKET 2 0004000000079600
    ACE ATTORNEY - DUAL DESTINIES 0004000000079600
    CRIMSON SHROUD 0004000000079600
    DARTS UP 3D
    SAYONARA UMIHARA KAWASE 0004000000116900 (forse ver ntsc)
    SUPER LITTLE ACORNS 3D TURBO
    THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - LINK'S AWAKENING
    FANTASY LIFE 0004000000113100
    SMASH BROS 3DS 00040000000EE000
    ZOMBIE PANIC IN WONDERLAND DX
    SOUL OF DARKNESS
    FOOTBALL UP ONILNE
    REEL FIGHING PARADISE 3D 000400000005F600
    FISHDOM H20 - HIDDEN ODYSSEY 000400000010A600
    FRACTURED SOUL 00040000000B0300
    CODE OF PRINCESS
    WEAPON SHOP DE OMASSE 0004000000115000
    ANOTHER WORLD ANNIVERSARY 0004000000126700
    HAZUMI 000400000014E200
    GUNMAN CLIVE 2 000400000015CE00
    IRON FALL
     
  3. Guido Savio
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    Sorry for the wall of text, the folder codes I miss are the ones for the following games:


    DONKEY KONG GB
    POKEDEX 3D
    GAME & WATCH GALLERY
    SHANTAE RISKY'S REVENGE
    MARIO VS DONKEY KONG - MINI MARCH AGAIN
    THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - FOUR SWORDS
    DILLON' ROLLING WESTERN
    TOKI TORI GBC
    MOLE MANIA
    FALLBLOX
    THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - ORACLE OF AGES
    NANO ASSAULT EX
    SHANTAE GBC
    KIRBY'S DREAM LAND 2
    SUPER HANG ON 3D CLASSICS
    GALAXY FORXE 2 3D CLASSICS
    DARTS UP 3D
    SUPER LITTLE ACORNS 3D TURBO
    THE LEGEND OF ZELDA - LINK'S AWAKENING
    ZOMBIE PANIC IN WONDERLAND DX
    SOUL OF DARKNESS
    FOOTBALL UP ONLINE
    CODE OF PRINCESS
    IRON FALL
     
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    to Moderators...:
    if this is the wrong section of the forum please move my thread. thanks!
     
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    000400000015b100 - Ironfall: Invasion
    0004000000032600 - Pokedex 3D
    000480044b513956 - The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords

    I haven't got any of your other games, so I don't know what their ID is.
     
  6. Guido Savio
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    THANKS! ;)
     
  7. Gamemaster1379

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    http://3ds.essh.co/ is a big help. Be sure to use the search box if you haven't already in the upper right hand. Search by name, and the ID will be there.
     
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    That site does not have all the titles listed, only the "scene releases".
     
  9. Zidapi

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    A simpler way? I'm afraid not. There are a couple of ways to get your missing title IDs though.

    After downloading the game again, launch it. This initialises the save data which creates a new save at 0040000\<TitleID>\data\
    You shouldn't have to progress much further than the title screen with most games.

    The reason I initialise the save is because it creates the folder with the game's TitleID for you.

    You can do this with a handful of titles at a time. Initialise save, close game, write down game name, repeat.

    Shut the 3DS down and stick the SD card into your computer. Navigate to \Nintendo 3DS\<ID1>\<ID2>\title\0040000\ and sort the folders by "date modified" from oldest to newest.

    Use the list of game names you wrote down earlier to find which game belongs to each TitleID.
     
  10. Korma

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    Couldn't you download all the games, start each one creating a save, and then copy and overwrite those folders, nailing all of them at once?
     
  11. Zidapi

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    Yes, that's what I'd do.

    But since he specifically mentioned that he was looking to match the games to their relevant TitleID I provided him with instructions to do just that.

    Perhaps he wants to keep a backup of the data on his PC using a structure like \Gunman Clive\title\0040000\000c6300\data\ for example.

    I do this with games I'm not playing regularly anymore to safeguard my progress.
     
  12. Guido Savio
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    That's exactly like this!!!! :)

    many many thanks!
     
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    Oh I see, that's actually a really good idea.
     
  14. Gon Freecss

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    So, you just pasted the 00000001.sav from each game data folder and it worked?
     
  15. hyprskllz

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    Wow, what a great necro..
     
  16. Gon Freecss

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    I'm in a similar situation with my Bravely Default save data
     
  17. hyprskllz

    hyprskllz Gashatto!!

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    I don't know if it will work, why don't you try it yourself?
    Just don't do it again, the mods here are scary.
     
  18. Gon Freecss

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    It's there any risk of briking NAND or something?
     
  19. hyprskllz

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    As far as i know, nope, but someone can correct me.
    Actually i sorta did this on my games, the only difference is i cut the entire game's folder content to my pc, without deleting the game itself. That way, the icons are still on the home menu, just not showing banner and not booting.
    You can backup your NAND first if you're paranoid.
    Edit: Seriously, you should do some backup, just in case it messes up something.
     
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  20. Gon Freecss

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    Too late, already did it! and... it worked like a charm! My save data is back! Thanks :D

    PD: To Mods, sorry for bumping, just wanted to make sure i'd not break anything on my system.
     
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